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Employers considering dropping dental from benefits plan should think twice: expert

Employers that are considering dropping dental coverage from their benefits plan following the launch of the national dental care program are advised to think twice, says Graham Young, director…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on how group insurers can help plan sponsors provide adequate coverage and ensure appropriate use of treatments for rare diseases was the most-read…

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2024 July 11, 2024
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60% of working women believe menopause, reproductive health issues can affect career advancement: report

Three-fifths (60 per cent) of working women believe health issues around menstruation, menopause and reproductive health can affect their career advancement abilities, according to a…

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  • July 11, 2024 July 10, 2024
  • 09:00
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70% of U.S. employers say benefits critical to attraction, retention efforts: report

Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of U.S. employers say their company’s benefits package is critical to attracting and retaining the best workers, according to a…

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  • July 10, 2024 July 9, 2024
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91% of PSAC members opposed to Treasury Board’s hybrid work mandate: survey

The majority (91 per cent) of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s members are strongly opposed to the Treasury Board’s new hybrid work mandate, according…

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  • July 8, 2024 July 8, 2024
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2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: The connection between DEI and psychological health

By creating a psychologically safe workplace in which employees can feel free to be their authentic selves, employers can encourage increased communication and collaboration, said…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: A look at post-pandemic paramedical, drug claims

There has seen a “huge increase” in mental-health practitioner claims following the coronavirus pandemic, said Sylvana Leclerc, organizational health consultant for integrated health solutions at…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: What should plan sponsors know about covering obesity drugs?

With obesity now understood to be a chronic health condition, it’s time for plan sponsors to revisit their approach to weight loss medications, said Philippe…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: How plan sponsors can boost vaccine uptake among employees

Employers can play a meaningful role in improving vaccine uptake, said Ajit Johal, a community pharmacist, clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: How connected diabetes care platforms can help plan members better manage their condition

During a panel discussion at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit in May, three experts discussed the role of virtual management platforms in helping Canadians…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: The role of rehabilitation consultants in disability management

While disability management poses many challenges to plan sponsors, rehabilitation consultants can address many of these hurdles, said Francis Marois, manager of the rehabilitation team…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: What are millennials, gen-Zers looking for in employee benefits packages?

With millennials and generation Z employees representing roughly 75 per cent of the Canadian workforce, employers need to respond to the changing needs of these…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: How Telus is making well-being, mental health a cultural priority

Telus Communications Inc. is ensuring employees bring their best self to the job by supporting their well-being both in the workplace and at home, said…

Unions welcoming equitable pension reform for frontline public safety, law enforcement workers

The federal government recently announced plans to introduce legislation in the fall expanding pension eligibility to frontline public safety and law enforcement workers in Canada.…

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83% of U.S. workers concerned increasing cost of living, inflation will make it harder to save for retirement: survey

A majority (83 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’re concerned the increasing cost of living will make it harder to save for retirement and…

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  • July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article outlining the implications of a single-payer universal pharmacare system was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources,…

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  • July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024
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47% of Canadians have had an injury preventing them from functioning at work: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadians say they’ve been injured in a way that impedes or has impeded them from being fully functional at…

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  • July 3, 2024 July 3, 2024
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U.S. workplace supplemental health product sales increase 3% to $1.3BN in Q1 2024: report

Sales of U.S. workplace supplemental health products totalled nearly US$1.3 billion in new annualized premiums in the first quarter of 2024 ― a three per cent…

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  • July 2, 2024 June 28, 2024
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the benefits of tailoring an individual’s work schedule around their circadian rhythm and optimum times of productivity was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2024 June 27, 2024
  • 09:00

OPB marching in Toronto’s Pride Parade in support of LGBTQ2S+ employees, community

The Ontario Pension Board is displaying its support for its LGBTQ2S+ employees and, indeed, the wider community, as some of its workers proudly wave the…

Meet the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

With the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process soon drawing to a close, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this…

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  • June 28, 2024 June 28, 2024
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Mental-health claims by Canadians up 132% since pandemic: report

Mental-health claims by Canadians have increased by 132 per cent since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by GreenShield. The report,…

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  • June 27, 2024 June 27, 2024
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59% of Canadians with a workplace pension plan feel prepared for retirement: survey

Six in 10 (59 per cent) Canadians with an employer-sponsored pension plan say they feel somewhat or very well prepared for retirement, compared to only 34…

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Three-quarters of Canadian employers offer or are keen to offer flexible benefits: survey

Three-quarters of Canadian organizations (and 67 per cent of global employers) either offer or are keen to offer benefits choice or flexible benefits, according to a…

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  • June 25, 2024 June 24, 2024
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34% of U.S. employers covering GLP-1s for both diabetes, weight loss: survey

Roughly a third (34 per cent) of employers in the U.S. are providing coverage for glucagon-like peptide-1 medications for both diabetes care and weight-loss management in 2024, up…

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2024 June 21, 2024
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